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windream GmbH Releases the Sixth Generation of the windream ECM System

March 10, 2015 | Bochum. – windream GmbH, the producer and vendor of the windream Enterprise Content Management system, just published the brand-new major release 6.0 of the windream ECM system. windream 6 is now available on the market.

The new version sets itself apart from earlier windream releases, not only in the technology used, but also in its range of functions. Among other things, the new release offers an intelligent find function with a Smart Search Navigator, a chat function with social media character, an innovative ECM integration into the e-mail client Microsoft Outlook, and Unicode support for the display of foreign character sets.

The new intelligent Smart Search Navigator

The integrated windream find function now offers a new, intelligent Smart Search Navigator. It supports the user with the quick retrieval of documents by displaying specific suggestions. The ECM system will automatically offer these suggestions, supporting even for complex search operations in huge document archives. Furthermore, a module for document previews has been integrated into the find function.

Social Media: The document preview with chat function

The windream DocView module for document previews now allows users to share previously captured annotations on documents with other users in real time and to lead “live” discussions on the contents of the corresponding documents. This turns the windream document preview into a universal “chat function”, similar to those used in the social media sector. The handling is extremely intuitive and allows the depiction of simple workflows “on the fly“.

Innovative windream integration into Microsoft Outlook

windream 6 with all its ECM functions can be seamlessly integrated into the Microsoft Outlook e-mail application. The Outlook folder view will automatically be extended by the patented windream drive view. The folders of the windream drive can be browsed, and the windream find function can be used in Outlook conveniently. A special highlight is the seamlessly integrated windream DocView document viewer for the direct display of documents selected in Outlook. The viewer supports about 500 different file formats and displays documents at high speed without requiring an installation of the original application.

The main advantage of the Outlook integration consists in the fact that it allows users to execute ECM tasks directly via the world’s most popular and widely used e-mail program, without requiring them to leave their familiar Outlook environment.

Multiple languages thanks to Unicode support

windream 6 now offers complete Unicode support. This, for example, allows users to store documents or e-mails with foreign character sets to windream. After their storage, these documents can be indexed and retrieved via fulltext searches in the corresponding language. This makes the communication between the branches of internationally active companies, who all use the specific character sets of their regions, significantly more convenient. 

Further windream products of the sixth generation

Next to the windream ECM system, the windream product portfolio also contains further innovative software solutions of the sixth generation, including the new version 6 of the windream Imaging document capturing software, a newly created solution with a drastically extended range of functions as compared to the previous version. windream Imaging 6 is based on the top modern ABBYY technologies.

Furthermore, the range of functions of the windream-specific context menu for the execution of typical ECM tasks was significantly enhanced, without affecting its user-friendliness. The individually configurable context menus can be adjusted to the personal requirements of users and groups. windream 6 offers an even larger pool of function modules for the context menu than previous versions, allowing the execution of even the most specific ECM tasks.

Both the windream Web Portal, the solution for efficient information management via the internet regardless of the user’s current location, and the latest version of the windream long-term archive have been adjusted to the newest generation of the product portfolio. Further system optimizations and software “tunings” have increased the efficiency and performance of the new version. 

windream 6 at the CeBIT 2015

windream GmbH will present the new windream 6 release at this year’s CeBIT, taking place from March 16 to 20 in Hannover. The windream stand will be located in hall 3, stand number J 20. For further information on this year’s trade show presence and on the software solutions presented by the co-exhibiting windream partners at the stand, visit www.windream.com/cebit.

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